Hey everyone!!!! Hope everyone is having the best day of their lives!
This week has been awesome!! It went by a lot quicker and I am starting to get adusted to the missionary schedule! My comps name is Elder Westergaard. He is a pretty cool dude from texas, and I have a pretty sweet district with Elder Baries, Elder Hemsley, and Elder Foote. We all get along pretty well, but Elder Foote and I just hit it off. He is super funny and can talk cars all day, so that always makes it fun. The food here is pretty interesting.. it's a lot different from American food. Some stuff is really good and some stuff is not so much. We eat rice and beans every meal. Pretty crazy I guess. The language is great! This week I feel like I've started to understand a little of what's going on. I'm still lost a lot of the time though.
We also got to go to the Sao Paulo temple. It was so pretty! It's nice getting to go to the temple every week. It brings a lot of comfort and strength. The city never ends here. There are skyscrapers for as far as you can see! It reminds me of the movie inception where they are in limbo! Haha. The city is pretty getto in some places. We got a new mission president this week! He wrote all the foot-notes for the Bible coming out in March, so he's pretty wicked smart when it comes to the gospel.
Life here is good! Thank you for all your prayers. They really help a lot.
Always remember how blessed you are. You don't really realize it until you go to a country like this. Love the gospel and live it everyday. Let people see the light of Christ in you! Be a missionary. Christ lives, and he loves you. Always remember that. He is always there to pick you up. He will always be there for you.
Much love from Brazil!Elder Orton